Matchbox Picture’s new feature ALI’S WEDDING will screen at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival ahead of a national cinema release.
ALI’S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story about family, duty and love in multi-cultural Australia. The award-winning screenplay, co-written by actor, writer and comedian Osamah Sami (Saved, TV’s Jack Irish) and Andrew Knight (Hacksaw Ridge, The Water Diviner), is based on a true story from Sami’s life.
The film is directed by Australian Jeffrey Walker (Dance Academy, TV’s Modern Family, Rake) and shot by cinematographer Donald McAlpine (The Dressmaker, Moulin Rouge!).
After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. The film features a diverse and vibrant Australian cast including Don Hany (TV’s Offspring), Robert Rabiah (TV’s Tomorrow, When the War Began), Ryan Corr (Holding the Man) and newcomer Helana Sawires.
- Thursday 8 June 6:25PM – State Theatre
- Friday 9 June 8:15PM – Randwick Ritz
- Saturday 10 June 7:30PM – Casula Powerhouse